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The Foundation Expanding Horizons offers young people with a disability in developing countries the opportunity for a respectable life.

Even though “education for all” is mentioned very often by governments, many young people still lack access to education. Having a disability in a developing country, many young people face even more difficulties in attending good quality education. For those young persons it is unthinkable to become independent and to participate in the society.

Fortunately many young people on an individual basis accomplished to get a good job despite their handicap. Persistence and will power and sometimes a little bit financial support appeared to be crucial to their successes.

The Foundation Expanding Horizons intends to empower young people with a disability living in developing countries. The main goal is to enable them to obtain a respectable position in the society. By doing so, it is expected they will also serve as a role model for other young people with a disability in their own country.

In the past five years 34 young people (age 16-27) have received support from the Foundation. The result of the support was that those young people finished their education successfully and got a decent job.  Sometimes it was enough to give one time support of €500; sometimes €1500 annually was sufficient. The support given to the young people depends on the type of education, the duration, the country, the financial status of the person, etc.

Board Foundation Expanding Horizons

Registered name: Stichting  Expanding  Horizons

Members of the Board:

Mr Rob Franke, Alphen v.d. Rijn, NL                - Chairman

Mrs Aryanti Radyowijati, Leiden, NL               – Board member

Mr  Huib Cornielje,  Alphen v.d. Rijn, NL       – Board member

Mr Sip Glashouwer, Lemmer, NL                       – Secretary – Treasurer

Remuneration policy:

Members of the Board do not receive any remuneration, neither in principle any compensation for travel and accommodation costs associated with the Board meetings.


Chamber of Commerce (KvK) No. 28112097

ANBI No. 8187.24.241

Tax No. 8187.24.241

Correspondence address:

Stichting Expanding Horizons

Heegermeerstraat  22

8531 RR  Lemmer

Bank account:    NL11INGB0005054492